Purchasing Officer Salary

Median pay for Purchasing Officers in the United States is around $43K annually. Some workers in this field — somewhere between a fifth and a fourth — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a strong majority and dental plans are enjoyed by a majority. Work is enjoyable for Purchasing Officers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 52 percent. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$29,672 - $84,536

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$12.40 - $24.48

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$29,672 - $84,536  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,106  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$29,091 - $76,917  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 49
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.40 - $24.48  
   
Overtime
$-0.50 - $31.86  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,106  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$29,091 - $76,917  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 28
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Job Description for Purchasing Officer

Purchasing officer positions are available in a wide variety of organizations and businesses, ranging from hotels to government agencies to universities. Although job requirements vary by company and position, common requirements include at least a bachelor’s degree in business administration or a related field. A minimum of five years of experience dealing with contracts and/or purchasing is also needed; most organizations stipulate that at least part of this must have been in a management or supervisory role.

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Purchasing Officer Tasks

  • Request quotes, solicit bids, and evaluate results to select the appropriate vendors.
  • Work with users and consumers to meet demands and follow guidelines.
  • Procure, negotiate, and contract for necessary supplies, goods and materials.
  • Track inventory and purchases, evaluating vendors.

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Pay by Experience Level for Purchasing Officer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $38K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $42K. Purchasing Officers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $44K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $65K on average.

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Experience Affects Purchasing Officer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 58%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$41,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 22%
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